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Faculty Research Areas

Douglas Green


  • Seismicity
  • Ohio seismicity
  • Martian mantle and core dynamics
  • Behaviours of particulate-laden fluids

Craig Grimes

Igneous Petrology and Tectonics

  • Diversification of magmas
  • Extensional tectonics and low-angle normal faults
  • Alleghanian magmatism
  • Applications of accessory mineral geochemistry

Dan Hembree


  • Continental ichnofossils
  • Paleosols
  • Pre-Quaternary soil ecosystems
  • Neoichnology

David Kidder

Earth System History and Sedimentary Geology

  • Evolution of silica cycle
  • Chert diagenesis
  • Phosphogenesis
  • Pre-Cenozoic paleoclimates
  • Biochemical linkages between marine and terrestrial realms

Eung Seok Lee


  • Contaminant hydrogeology
  • Environmental isotope hydrology
  • Carbonate-rock hydrogeology

Dina López


  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Geochemistry of hydrothermal systems
  • Fluid flow and heat transfer
  • Volcanic soil degassing
  • Acid mine drainage (AMD)

Keith Milam

Planetary Geology

  • Geology of Mars
  • Impact Cratering
  • Remote Sensing

Gregory C. Nadon

Fluvial Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy

  • Fluvial transitions
  • Nonmarine sequence stratigraphy
  • Dinosaur track
  • Distal sequence stratigraphy of Appalachian Basin

R. Damian Nance

Structural Geology and Tectonics

  • Evolution of the Rheic Ocean
  • Geology of the Acatlan Complex, Mexico
  • peri-Gondwanan terrane tectonics
  • Precambrian continental reconstructions
  • Supercontinent cycle

Gregory S. Springer

Fluvial and Karst Geomorphology

  • Paleoclimate
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Paleoflood hydrology
  • Geomorphic response to climate change
  • Bedrock rivers and erosion

Alycia L. Stigall


  • Macroevolution, speciation, and invasive species
  • Quantitative paleobiogeography
  • Phylogenetic systematics of brachiopods and crustaceans
  • Late Devonian Biodiversity Crisis
  • Late Ordovician Richmondian Invasion
  • Jurassic lakes of Gondwana

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